HOW COLD IS IT?
So cold that even Wisconsinites -- who would brave hail, sleet, snow, and zombie outbreak for booze -- aren't drinking heavily four hours before the game.
Thought I'd show up 4 hours before game time and ask people why they would tailgate in these conditions. What I saw: pic.twitter.com/2AGfZRrTPu— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) January 5, 2014
Surely, the Packers fans will show up. They'll drink. They'll fill -- or come close to filling -- Lambeau Field, even though it's damn near Arctic. But even this level of drinking indifference is a surprise.
Tailgating update at 11:40 CT... pic.twitter.com/oSr1sw400x— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) January 5, 2014
So cold that the "grass" is not even remotely that anymore:
Just millions of blanched corpse-blades. AND YET:
A few 49ers going through early warmups at Lambeau Field. And yes those are shorts. pic.twitter.com/PPetjQC9Eo— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) January 5, 2014
(Jeff Hanisch, USA TODAY Sports)
PUT SOME DAMN PANTS/SHIRTS ON.
So cold that ski/pimp garb is a perfectly reasonable outfit to be wearing:
... although, based on their peers' behavior, those guys might very well be pantsless.
So cold that you have to grill your beer to make it merely cold instead of frozen solid:
(Benny Sieu, USA TODAY Sports)